How to Perform Clinical Procedures: for Medical Students and Junior Doctors, includes 2 DVDs


Uniquely combining video and book content, How to Perform Clinical Procedures presents vital information in a clear and practical manner from experienced clinicians, detailing many of the core procedures medical students and junior doctors are likely to encounter on the wards.

The DVDs contain over 40 of the most common practical procedures, demonstrated on real patients in real clinical scenarios with step-by-step explanations and points highlighted for OSCEs and PACES. Each procedure also features an on-screen OSCE scoring sheet for self-testing.

The accompanying book also presents each procedure in detail, mirroring the videos, with the addition of indications, contraindications, complications and tips.

With a foreword by Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicians, How to Perform Clinical Procedures is a thorough and methodical companion to clinical training to help you improve your skills, and make the most of your formative years as a clinician.
Features the following clinical procedures:
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index
Arterial Blood Gas
Arterial Cannulation
Ascitic Drain
Ascitic Tap
Back Slab – Below Knee
Back Slab – Upper Limb
Blood Cultures
Blood Transfusion
Bone Marrow Aspirate & Biopsy
Capillary Glucose Measurement
Central Venous Line
Endotracheal Intubation
Flexible Nasendoscopy
Gynae Exam & Cervical Smear
Hand Hygiene
Intramuscular Injection
Intravenous Fluid Infusion
Intravenous Injection
Large Bore Chest Drain
Large Bore Chest Drain Removal
Local Anaesthetic Infiltration
Lumbar Puncture
Nasogastric Tube
Peak Flow Rate
Periperal Venous Cannulation
Pleural Aspiration
Ring Block
Seldinger Chest Drain
Spinal Injection
Subcutaneous Injection
Surgical Scrubbing
Urinary Catheter – Female
Urinary Catheter – Male

Matthew Stephenson is Consultant General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Jersey General Hospital

Joshua Shur is Foundation Trainee at South Thames Foundation School

John Black is Core Surgical Trainee, London Deanery

List of Contributors, viii

Foreword xi

Preface xii

Generic Principles in Clinical Procedures xvi

1 Ankle Brachial Pressure Index 1

2 Arterial Blood Gas 7

3 Arterial Cannulation 12

4 Ascitic Drain 17

5 Ascitic Tap 24

6 Back Slab – Below Knee 29

7 Back Slab – Upper Limb 34

8 Blood Culture 39

9 Blood Transfusion 44

10 Bone Marrow Aspirate and Biopsy 51

11 Capillary Glucose Measurement 59

12 Cardioversion 64

13 Central Venous Line 68

14 Electrocardiogram 75

15 Endotracheal Intubation 82

16 Epidural 88

17 Flexible Nasendoscopy 94

18 Gynaecological Examination and Cervical Smear 100

19 Hand Hygiene 107

20 Intramuscular Injection 116

21 Intravenous Fluid Infusion 120

22 Intravenous Injection 126

23 Large Bore Chest Drain 131

24 Large Bore Chest Drain Removal 139

25 Local Anaesthetic Infiltration 144

26 Lumbar Puncture 149

27 Nasogastric Tube 157

28 Nebuliser 165

29 Observations 170

30 Peak Flow Rate 177

31 Peripheral Venous Cannulation 181

32 Pleural Aspiration 188

33 Ring Block 195

34 Seldinger Chest Drain 198

35 Spinal Injection 205

36 Subcutaneous Injection 211

37 Surgical Scrubbing 215

38 Suturing 218

39 Urinalysis 225

40 Urinary Catheter – Female 230

41 Urinary Catheter – Male 236

42 Venepuncture 242

43 Venesection 249

Appendix I: Consent 253

Appendix II: How To Be a Great F1 260

Appendix III: How To Be an Even Better F2 269

Index 281


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